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Meyer E-47 vs E-60

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by WCS, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. WCS

    WCS Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 1

    Can anybody tell me what the fundamental differences are between the E-47 and E-60 pumps? Is one intended for heavier use than the other?

    The E-47 is from the Electro-Lift model line, the E-60 is from the Quick-Lift model line. So, why are there two models, and under what circumstances is one preferred over the other?

  2. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I have both E-47 & E-60 on our trucks. Both units I believe can lift the same weight. The E-60 has a much larger motor, therefore is much faster. It not only lifts faster but angles faster. The E-60 also has adjustable lower rate. It can be made to drop like a stone. The E-47's drop rate is kind of slow and is not adjustable. The smaller E-47 motor also draws more amperage than the E-60. There is a conversion for the E-47 to an E-57. It use the larger E-60 motor making it lift and angle quicker, but would still have the slower drop rate. I have had good luck with both units and only minimal problems.
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    E-60 is quicker and cost more. Suspose to use less amprage to run thus easer on the batteries
    I have to many E-47's to switch over and don't feel the cost differance is worth it but if I were juat starting out I may spend the extra then again I may not because I would never buy another Meyers after using a Boss Vee
    Do not use the slick stick with the e-60 unless you add a capasitor to the B valve silinoed.

    ware is the spell checker?
  4. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    DWAN please use spell check. Instead of using the post reply box at the bottom, hit the new reply button at the bottom of the last post in the thread. From there it is a piece of cake.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    the e47 is a long running unit and yes it can handle all blades havent had any problems here the e60 is nice but i dont like the touchpad
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    If you don't get the "spall chak butten" post the reply. Wait till it posts then hit "Edit" and spall chak will show up. Then hit "save changes". Some tiimes the spell check does not come up when posting replies.
  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    • motor
    • pump
    • base housing
    • drop valving circut
    • 13 different seals

    POWERBAND Member
    Messages: 70

    DWAN - Capacitor for B solenoid?

    PLEASE - tell me about how you can add a capacitor to the SLICK-STICK controller to use it with an E60 (hopefully same as E57) unit. WHAT CAP VALUE DID YOU USE AND WHERE, - HOW WELL DOES IT WORK?

    My dealer switched out the ergonomical preferred SLICK-STICK due to the slamming stop when angling right - to the new TOUCHPAD on my new Meyer E-57.
    The Touchpad is cumbersome and the "Hold for Float" is a royal PITA. Also the little lamps used on the touchpad are useless in daylight!.

    I would like to use the SLICK-STICK and did think about adding a Cap' to the circuit to allow it to "hold" the voltage or slow down the release but since it's on warranty I let the dealer go ahead and switch it out.

    I talked to the MEYER rep when the forum had a "live with rep" day and they made it sound like a big deal - that a new controller would have to be designed. Good, make it so! If you do a search you will find many posts on customer dissatisfaction with the abandonment of the SLICK-STICK controller.

    Maybe you could sell them the design if that will enable SliCK-STICK use with the faster pumps.
    THANKS - PB:cool:
  9. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I use a slick stick on a e-57, have used them on a 60 & 47, big deal so it jerks a little bit, it will not damage anything, have used the same pump for 4 seasons now
  10. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    I'll try to put something together for you on the capacitor. it has been 5 or 6 years sense I put it together for my brothers unit.
  11. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    I have seen several E-60 pumps with the case broken around the lower mounting pin. I have never seen an E-47 case broken. I use slick sticks on all of my trucks and have never had a problem. I was considering changing my E-47s over to E-57s( E-60 motor and bigger pump), but I can pickup used E-60s for 400.00 or less.